Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Shôguntarô Yoshikado (R), Ichikawa Kodanji as the Dwarf (Issunboshi) Choko no Chokobei, and Onoe Kikujirô II as the Country Girl (Inaka musume) Omatsu, Actually Kikyô no Mae (L)

「将軍太郎良門」八代目市川団十郎  「一寸ぼしちよこのちよこ平」、「いなか娘おまつ 実ハ桔梗の前」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.8 cm (14 5/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.36692a-b

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Azuma Dairi Hana mo Yoshikado
Theater: Karawazaki
東都内裡花能門(あずまだいりはなもよしかど)
 河原崎

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection